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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 61,778 People

    Well its sort of a experience/still

    experiencing sort of thing. my father is a church planter. now dont stop here and think, "**** it. hes a christian move on" this is the other side of what people dont understand. the side of affects on their children. my father has been church planting for all my life. i'm 17...
    guitarhiro guitarhiro 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes things get way to much it's

    so hard to deal with things , like something bad happens and everything comes crashing down :,(
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I've been struggling with depression

    since I lost my grandfather/best friend. I was around 4 at the time. Since then I was never the same person. I had a lot of outbursts of different emotions. Now lets fast forward 10 years. I was 14 and was sent off to live with my grandparents because I hadn't been getting along...
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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 30 Responses Jun 12

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    From the perspective of a long term survivor of

    depression. .. I don't think it every fully leaves, we just get better at dealing. Each time we survive we are that little bit stronger because we learn we do survive it. It comes and goes. We learn to hold strong to the good times between, to suck them dry. What I learned...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Ever since a road traffic accident I suffer

    from depression and post traumatic stress - some days at win some days it loses - just wish it never happened
    daley96 daley96 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I have been fat almost all my life

    and my self confidence is as low as it can beI'm 16 and there be day when I just want to end it all I'm very athletic I play baseball and have since I was 4 but my friends coaches and family "try" to encourage me to but they just make it worse I don't know what to do anymore I...
    llabesab llabesab 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So theres a long story of mine.

    . i dont think u guys will read it.. its pretty long.. Yea I battle depression, I fake, I hide, I don't really tell my problem to other ppl, all they say "smile u dont have to be sad" like smiling won't help.. I stopped Asking for help.. It was at the age of 10 And that's...
    BunnyCoral BunnyCoral 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    The hardest part is that you can't talk about

    your darkest thoughts to anyone without them feeling like you are about to slice your wrists. i tried talking to my best friend of ten years about it and she went off the deep end- what about my wedding? what about this, what about that? I was immediately incensed that she...
    Maritmus Maritmus 31-35, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    As I lay in bed, tears rolling down my face,

    I keep the research going... I should not have listened to her I keep telling myself... She hates me and wishes we never met... I should have not have listened to her the day we did meet... I should have took my life... Like I had planned... A year and a half later. And here I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Depression Self harm Suicide Eating

    disorders. As seen on tumblr, these things are often romanticized and given glamour. Girls and boys think it's okay to cut open their skin. They think eating disorders are okay. They think suicide is the only way out.
    Pxppunkprincess Pxppunkprincess 16-17, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 17 Responses Mar 18

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I've had a few really tough days.

    I've felt so unbelievably low. I feel like I'm falling deeper and deeper. The pain in my chest is crippling. Worst of all I can't pinpoint why. It just is. I don't know what I would do without some of my EP friends who have tried to keep me above water. I'm still trying to fight...
    rural84 rural84 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I suffered from depression.

    I hated myself, life, and everyone around me. I had multiple plans to commit suicide. I thankfully did not go thru with them. I am a much happier with myself than I have ever been. If you have it, please feel free to message if you need to talk, no matter age race or sex. If you...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Lonurstonurdoge Lonurstonurdoge 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 16 & genderfluid (born female) & I have

    dissociative identity disorder & bipolar disorder. I have also been raped multiple times. I self harm frequently. I need someone who understands my position.
    spaceghosts spaceghosts 16-17, T 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 35 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    It feels like you can't talk to anyone about

    feeling hopeless because they automatically presume you're suicidal
    kiinnn kiinnn 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 7

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    My friend got pretty pissed

    when she asked what's wrong,and I told her idk I just been getting sucidal thoughts in the mornings lately since I wouldn't call the doctor she's pissed. Since I have no intent on acting on it I figure its not a big deal but I just got off all meds after being diagnosed with...
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Even Though You Feel Broken.

    .. Just Open up your broken heart and keep on wanting. Dont close it and lock it. To get love... you need to open your heart. So Remember Keep opening up your heart and keep on wanting!!
    MrMovingOn MrMovingOn 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Is it really even worth it?

    I mean seriously? I always feel so shut off from the world. Here I am, this awkward husk just floating by in the wind. I watch the world go by every single day, hoping for it to change. Despite all of my best efforts, I continue to fail to see the beauty in any of it. Nothing...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 16 Responses May 27

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    I'm tired of having these nights

    where I'm really suicidal.. I know I'd never do it anything. But I can't handle it anymore.
    Theyma Theyma 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been depressed

    since I was 15 (when my boyfriend cheated). It just all went down hill from there. I have been taking anti depression pills. I do cut and burn. I have smoked normal cigs and smoked weed. I just can't control my actions properly anymore..I have been getting better though.
    apr01 apr01 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    “I guess that’s just the way it goes.

    I loved you with all my heart and you completely destroyed me.”
    NoneCares NoneCares 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    ~*~ I battled this for YEARS -

    as in most of my adolescent/adult life. This is how I got a handle on it and got my life back. *I'm taking the time to write this out - hoping that it will help someone. ~*~ Okay - this is what I know about depression from my own personal experience.... * For some peopple...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I'm feeling so bad right

    now that I'm just sitting looking at my razor, but I don't even want to cut. I'm so stressed and sick to my stomach. And I hate that I feel this way, I feel guilty for feeling this way. Because I have no specific reason, it's stupid. :/
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    ive battled depression

    and anxiety for 4 years now. actually diagnosed as severe disorders as well as ocd adhd bipolar disorders
    DaugherOfSun DaugherOfSun 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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